Where journalism fails

Doc Searls

That’s because stories are what journalism produces. For journalism, however, what also matters about this is that years went by, with hundreds of thousands more dying, before the killing fields became a big story. Digital Life Journalism News Politics problems publishing

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* is also a hack on journalism, designed like a magic trick to misdirect moral outrage toward The Spinner’s obviously shitty business, and away from the shitty business called adtech, which not only makes The Spinner possible, but pays for most of online journalism as well.

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changing patterns of connectedness

Harold Jarche

While ‘the masses’ seem harder to reach on issues related to digital politics than ever, a more realistic challenge seems to be the mobilization of those who work – more or less – professionally at the intersection of research, journalism, culture, and activism.

Toward post-Journalism journalism

Doc Searls

The industrial system was this pyramid-shaped top-down thing that changed us from individual craftspeople to workers in a system that subordinated our originality to the positions we occupied in an org chart. Which brings us to journalism. For small-j journalism, this is not the End of Time, but the beginning of it. For big-J journalism, it might be the end. Bonus link: Dan Gillmor’s The Only Journalism Subsidy We Need is Bandwidth.

Future of journalism

David Weinberger

Was it inevitable that they’d sell to Bezos or could they have done someting to change that future? What’s so hard about local journalism? It was about the authoritative nature of local journalism. Our content theory: let’s invest in the most important areas of journalism and content, build B2B, and have relationships with people in the most important areas of their lives. But we’re still engaged in long form journalism.

Journalism and Wikipedia

Doc Searls

Yet most of journalism ‘s products, I would bet, do not. So here’s what I’m thinking: Journalism, as a field, should be concerned with adding to the record that is Wikipedia. Wikipedia clearly cares about journalism.) infrastructure Journalism Links

Giant Zero Journalism, cont’d

Doc Searls

While doing research on another topic, I ran across this post by Amy Gahran ( @agahran ) in Poynter , riffing off a March 2007 post on my old blog titled Giant Zero Journalism. Here’s the post: We’ll start with Corporations Co-opt Citizen Journalism , by Frank Beacham , who concludes, I predict that in a world overflowing with dreadful citizen-made images, talented photographers and videographers will survive. Good journalism may be hard, but technology is easy.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals – Guest Post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Basically, you take a notebook and a pen, and make it your calendar, journal and planner.

[2b2k] Erik Martin on Reddit and journalism

David Weinberger

JE: There have been 3 major stories illustrative of Reddit and citizen journalism: The Aurora movie theater shooting , the Boston Marathon bombing, and the shooting at the Navy Yard in DC. JE: How do you see the role of journalism on Reddit? JE: What’s the relation of journalisms and Reddit? They can even change the Gold button, our “buy” button. Also, someone went after Paul Ryan and he ended up changing his mind.

Changing the landscape of health

Dave Snowden

To manage a complex system we need to changes the dispositions of populations and small level social interactions. People are fundamentally influenced by the micro narratives of their day to day lives, rather than grand narratives of change and admonishment.

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[newmedia] Journalism panel

David Weinberger

Dan Gillmor is not as pessimistic as many others about the future of journalism. Jim VandeHri from Politico agrees with Dan that we’re going to end up with more and better journalism, although he has no idea what it’s going to look like and he thinks that newspapers are in much worse shape than most acknowledge. There will be lots of journalism, but just not dominated by the big papers and broadcasters. We are going to lose eat-your-spinach journalism.

Transparency and noir journalism

David Weinberger

David Eaves makes a crucial point in a post inspired by Clay Shirky ’s and Steven Johnson ’s recent brilliant postings about the future of journalism. Laws and norms are changing, bringing institutions to disclose more on their own. Will this bring about a fundamental change in the practice of journalism? Much of traditional journalism already assumes transparency in business, government, and, yes, sports.

A history lesson in how to automate journalism with war and sports metaphors

Doc Searls

I’m resurrecting it here because it does a good job of explaining how easy it is to automate journalism by framing a story in terms of war or sports — and tees up my next post. December 7th, The Wall Street Journal writes, Bill Gates “issued a thinly veiled warning to Netscape and other upstarts that included a reference to the Pearl Harbor attack on the same date in 1941.” This is how Microsoft came to change its Internet strategy.

Belated Reflections from “Journalism that Matters” PNW

Nancy White

Earlier this month I attended the Journalism that Matters Pacific Northwest gathering here in Seattle. With the theme “Re-Imagining News and Community in the Northwest,&# I was given the chance to stop, listen and reflect on journalism, my community and me.

Journalism and Net Nativity

Doc Searls

I don’t go to TV for Journalism any more, even though I’m sure there’s plenty left: needles scattered thorugh a haystack of channels and program schedules that have become so hard to navigate on satellite and cable systems that it’s just not worth the bother. Newsweek’s Journalism of Fourth-and-Long. The Wall Street Journal ’s especially. Journalism without sources is not worthy of the name.

The invisible change in the news

David Weinberger

The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. It’s now so ordinary that it sometimes leads us to underestimate the magnitude of the change we’ve already lived through. And in 2014 it has a different lesson to teach us as well. Ten years later, what Dan pointed to as extraordinary is now common as air.

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Doc Searls Weblog · Toward a new ecology of journalism

Doc Searls

Shelley Powers and David Kearns both took issue with the “citizen journalism&# concept. David himself weighed in with good answers to his critics, and added, “This isn’t real journalism and I don’t think anyone would claim it to be (I wouldn’t).

Interactive Journalism, The New York Times and Andrew DeVigal

Adaptive Path

Andrew DeVigal, the multimedia editor at The New York Times, visited us at the Adaptive Path Amsterdam studio on March 22 and gave an interesting talk on interactive journalism. The two-by-two he uses has on its axes: Does this piece 1) advance our journalism?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Leading change? Start.

Steve Denning

Main | My New Years Resolutions » December 22, 2010 Leading change? Satisfying the need for integrity can be the key to inspiring people to be more open and tackle the possibility of change. Self-affirmation is a great strategy for change!

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The Open Journal Format

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For some time I have been thinking of launching a journal. The process varies across journals, but in its most typical instantiation , proceeds as follows: a writer submits a manuscript to an editor, who reads it. They will often recommend changes and improvements. Then they need to be selected by an editor of a journal to sit on a review board. And so it seems a good time now to suggest how I think what I'll call 'the open journal format' should proceed.

The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2011, the science journal Nature published a special issue on The Future of the PhD. While the increasing number of PhDs around the world has resulted in an extraordinary amount of good research , many PhD programs haven’t adapted to a changing job market.

Communications, Journalism and Media in the Internet Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I spent the first week of November at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. USC Annenberg is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the world, with research and educational programs in communications, journalism, public diplomacy, public relations, media, educations and related areas.

Journalism That Matters Pacific NW Conference

Nancy White

Yesterday through Sunday I’m at the Journalism that Matters Conference , the Pacific Northwest (USA) gathering to “re-imagine news and community in the Pacific Northwest.&# Right now our media universe is not only changing, but there are some strengths and assets that need visibility and support, and some weaknesses we, as citizens, might not want to support. Main Journalism that Matters site - [link].

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “ Mobilization Journal ” as part of the Knight News Challenge. We also embrace a decentralized, networked approach, allowing Greenpeace and its allies and supporters to be nimble, agile and react quickly to a constantly changing landscape. Systems Change :: advising global organisation, campaign teams, and NROs on new ways of working.

Change I Can’t Believe In

Andy McAfee

I don’t regularly agree with opinions published in the Wall Street Journal , so I was surprised to find myself nodding my head pretty vigorously as I read this piece by L. And in a 2006 essay (pdf) titled “Conspiracy as Governance&# he makes quite clear his preferred route to a more just society: “To radically shift regime behavior we must think clearly and boldly for if we have learned anything, it is that regimes do not want to be changed.&#.

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Five Signs You Are a Bad Boss in Today's Wall Street Journal - Bob.

Bob Sutton

Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Balancing the closeness and connection of community with the wider possibility of “infecting&# others with journalism that matters by forging outward. Personally, I’ve noticed how much regular journalism (especially business and politics) has begun to resemble sports journalism.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Balancing the closeness and connection of community with the wider possibility of “infecting&# others with journalism that matters by forging outward. Personally, I’ve noticed how much regular journalism (especially business and politics) has begun to resemble sports journalism.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Balancing the closeness and connection of community with the wider possibility of “infecting&# others with journalism that matters by forging outward. Personally, I’ve noticed how much regular journalism (especially business and politics) has begun to resemble sports journalism.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Balancing the closeness and connection of community with the wider possibility of “infecting&# others with journalism that matters by forging outward. Personally, I’ve noticed how much regular journalism (especially business and politics) has begun to resemble sports journalism.

Wonderful Piece of Journalism by John Walsh

Nigel Paine

He wrote me a very nice email saying I had changed his life, that the pain had just stopped completely, and that he was coming back to normality. Now we think of chronic pain as a shift to another place, with different mechanisms, such as changes in genetic expression, chemical release, neurophysiology and wiring. He wrote me a very nice email saying I had changed his life, that the pain had just stopped completely, and that he was coming back to normality.

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

Beth Kanter

I want to keep a one-sentence journal, a technique developed by habit change guru Gretchen Rubin. The thought of writing a personal journal was daunting to me, so the idea of writing one sentence a day was very appealing.

Flickr to Pro customers: no change

Doc Searls

Linux Journal. The second I share with other people at Linux Journal. Flickr has updated its service. For me, this appears in the form of index page copy that begins, Dear Doc, as a Pro member continue to enjoy the benefits of unlimited space, an ad free experience and stats. For non-paying users, there is this, from the index page as it appears on a browser that doesn’t know I’m a Pro member: Smile. Everyone gets a free terabyte. Biggr. That’s right, a terabyte.

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Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the Economic Recession by Kevin Wheeler on February 28, 2010 Negotiating the conditions of employment, hedging one job with another, being wary of accepting full-time jobs that put at risk other work or that compromise skills — those are becoming the normal patterns for accomplished professionals.

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A change of tack for Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I have kept a journal since I was 16. The post A change of tack for Trends in the Living Networks appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Happy New Year! I wish you a most wonderful year ahead. I for one am very, very excited about what 2013 holds.

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Doc Searls Weblog · Citizen journal breaks a heroic story

Doc Searls

Shelley on September 9, 2007 at 2:20 pm Actually, this is an example of why “citizen journalism&# doesn’t work. And then it leaves one confused about what is the story, because it changes. And then it leaves one confused about what is the story, because it changes.&#

Journalism That Matters Pacific NW Conference | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jan 08 2010 Journalism That Matters Pacific NW Conference Published by Nancy White at 7:06 am under community , events Yesterday through Sunday I’m at the Journalism that Matters Conference , the Pacific Northwest (USA) gathering to “re-imagine news and community in the Pacific Northwest.&#

Guest Post of sorts: Nicholas Lemann at Columbia Journalism.

Clay Shirky

Rescuing The Reporters » Guest Post of sorts: Nicholas Lemann at Columbia Journalism School Graduation. (My My friend Nick gave a great graduation speech on Wednesday, at Columbia Journalism School. Columbia Journalism School is rapidly approaching a very important milestone, our centennial, but if I am doing the math correctly, today is a significant anniversary too: this is our seventy-fifth conferring of graduate degrees (before that we were an undergraduate school).

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

That magazine was Linux Journal , where I worked for 24 years and was serving as editor-in-chief when it was killed by its owner in August. This owes partly to the speed of change in what these centers do, but more to the simple fact that what they do is unknowable, by design.

The labels change, the game remains the same

Mind Hacks

Suddenly, there was a boom in students using benzedrine, leading the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Asociation to condemn the press coverage for promoting the widespread use of drug, as previously its use was a niche activity.

[aspen] Amanda Michel and Matt Thompson on how the media have changed recently

David Weinberger

Amanda: How has the shift between media and people changed? After making multiple phone calls, readers would sometimes say, “Journalism is hard,” which helps them understand the value of journalism. Amanda Michel , who I know from her time at the Berkman Center, is being interviewed by Matt Thompson. She’s pretty amazing: Howard Dean campaign, Huffpo’s Off the Bus , Pro Publica , and now social media at The Guardian.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?)

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « The Ghost Map Revealed | Main | » Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?) Long-time readers of this blog know that I have very rarely posted anything here on the "bloggers versus mainstream journalism" debate, largely because the market for good ideas on this topic has long been saturated, in my opinion. You know, they're abundant in journalism as well.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising.